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Moondancer [3.5, base class]
A graceful shapeshifting class with a lunar motif
Hit Die : d8
Alignment : Any.
The moondancerís class skills (and the key ability for each skill) are Balance (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), and Tumble (Dex).
Skill Points at 1st Level: (4 + Int modifier) ◊ 4.
Skill Points at Each Additional Level: 4 + Int modifier.
Level BAB Fort Ref Will SpecialSpeed Bonus 1st +0 +2 +2 +2 Moon form, moon dance 1/day+0 ft. 2nd +1 +3 +3 +3 Evasion, moonform affinity+0 ft. 3rd +2 +3 +3 +3 Nimble, moonform style (1st feat)+10 ft. 4th +3 +4 +4 +4 Moon dance 2/day, moon strike (magic), slow fall 20 ft.+10 ft. 5th +3 +4 +4 +4 Wild shape (1/day)+10 ft. 6th +4 +5 +5 +5 Wild shape (2/day), slow fall 30 ft.+20 ft. 7th +5 +5 +5 +5 Wild shape (3/day) , moonform style (2nd feat)+20 ft. 8th +6/+1 +6 +6 +6 Wild shape (large), moon dance 3/day+20 ft. 9th +6/+1 +6 +6 +6 Improved Evasion+30 ft. 10th +7/+2 +7 +7 +7 Wild shape (4/day), moon strike (silver), slow fall 50 ft.+30 ft. 11th +8/+3 +7 +7 +7 Wild shape (tiny),impressive moon dance, moonform style (3rd feat)+30 ft. 12th +9/+4 +8 +8 +8 Wild shape (plant), moon dance 4/day, slow fall 60 ft.+40 ft. 13th +9/+4 +8 +8 +8 A thousand faces+40 ft. 14th +10/+5 +9 +9 +9 Wild shape (5/day),Slow fall 70 ft.+40 ft. 15th +11/+6/+1 +9 +9 +9 Wild shape (huge) , moonform style (4th feat)+50 ft. 16th +12/+7/+2 +10 +10 +10 Wild shape (elemental 1/day),moon dance 5/day, moon strike (adamantine), slow fall 80 ft.+50 ft. 17th +12/+7/+2 +10 +10 +10 Timeless Body, Tireless moon dance+50 ft. 18th +13/+8/+3 +11 +11 +11 Wild shape (6/day, elemental 2/day), slow fall 90 ft.+60 ft. 19th +14/+9/+4 +11 +11 +11 Moonform style (5th feat)+60 ft. 20th +15/+10/+5 +12 +12 +12 Wild shape (elemental 3/day, huge elemental),spectacular moon dance, moon dance 6/day, slow fall any distance, unearthly+60 ft.
All of the following are class features of the moondancer PC class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Moondancers are proficient with all simple weapons. They are also proficient with all natural attacks (claw, bite, and so forth) of any form they assume with animal form or wild shape (see below).
Moondancers are not proficient with any armor or shields
When wearing armor, using a shield, or carrying a medium or heavy load, a Moondancer loses all class features except weapon proficiencies.
Moon Form (Su): A Moondancer has the ability to turn herself into a specific type of animal and back again once per day. She must choose from the list below. This ability functions like the polymorph spell, except as noted here. The effect lasts for until she changes back. Changing form (to animal or back) is a standard action and doesnít provoke an attack of opportunity.
A Moondancer loses her ability to speak while in moon form because she is limited to the sounds that a normal, untrained animal can make, but she can communicate normally with other animals of the same general grouping as her new form. (The normal sound a wild parrot makes is a squawk, so changing to this form does not permit speech.)
The available forms are: Badger (animal), Bat (animal), Camel (animal), Cat (animal), Crocodile (animal), Dog (animal), Dog, riding (animal), Eagle (animal), Hawk (animal), Horse, light or heavy (animal), Lizard (animal), Owl (animal), Pony (animal), Porpoise (animal), Rat (animal), Raven (animal), Shark, Medium (animal), Snake, Tiny, Small, Medium, or Large viper (animal), Snake, Large viper (animal), Squid (animal), Toad (animal), Weasel (animal), Wolf (animal).
Moon Dance (Ex): A moondancer can enter a moon dance a certain number of times per day. In a Moon Dance, a moondancer temporarily gains a +4 bonus to Dexterity, a +4 bonus to Charisma, and a +2 morale bonus on Fortitude saves. While in a moondance, a moondancer cannot use any Intelligence-based skill, the Concentration skill, or any abilities that require patience or concentration, nor can she cast spells or activate magic items that require a command word, a spell trigger (such as a wand), or spell completion (such as a scroll) to function. She can use any feat she has except Combat Expertise, item creation feats, and metamagic feats. A moon dance lasts for a number of rounds equal to 3 + the characterís (newly improved) Charisma modifier. A moondancer may prematurely end her moon dance. At the end of the moon dance, the moondancer loses the moon dance modifiers and restrictions and becomes fatigued (Ė2 penalty to Strength, Ė2 penalty to Dexterity, canít charge or run) for the duration of the current encounter (unless she is a 17th-level moondancer, at which point this limitation no longer applies; see below).
A moondancer can enter a moon dance only once per encounter. At 1st levels he can use his moon dance ability once per day. At 4th level and every four levels thereafter, she can use it one additional time per day (to a maximum of six times per day at 20th level). Entering moon dance takes no time itself, but a moondancer can do it only during his action, not in response to someone elseís action.
Moonform Affinity (Su): If a moondancer of 2nd level or higher is affected by polymorph effect or other effect that changes the moondancerís form, she may make a Will save (DC is original DC of the effect) to instead change into her moon form. If the source of the effect is the moondancer herself, (whether using her wild shape or some other ability) no Will save is needed. This counts as being in moon form for purposes of the moonform style.
Evasion (Ex): At 2nd level or higher if a moondancer makes a successful Reflex saving throw against an attack that normally deals half damage on a successful save, she instead takes no damage. Evasion can be used only if a moondancer is wearing light armor or no armor. A helpless moondancer does not gain the benefit of evasion.
Fast Movement (Ex): At 3rd level, a moondancer gains an enhancement bonus to her speed, as shown on Table: The moondancer. A moondancer in armor or carrying a medium or heavy load loses this extra speed.
Nimble (Ex): A 3rd level moondancer with no armor check penalty may use her Dexterity modifier in place of her Strength modifier for Climb, Jump, and Swim checks. (This is identical to the feat of same name.)
Moonform Style (Su): At third level, a moondancer selects one feat. While in moon form, the moondancer is treated as having this feat for all purposes. The moondancer must have the prerequisites for the feat selected. Additional moonform style feats are gained at 7th, 11th, 15th, and 19th levels.
Moon Strike (Su): At 4th level, a moondancerís natural weapons are empowered. Her natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of dealing damage to creatures with damage reduction. Moon strike improves with the characterís moondancer level. At 10th level, her natural weapons are also treated as silver weapons for the purpose of dealing damage to creatures with damage reduction. At 16th level, her natural weapons are treated as adamantine weapons for the purpose of dealing damage to creatures with damage reduction and bypassing hardness.
Slow Fall (Ex): At 4th level or higher, a moondancer within armís reach of a wall can use it to slow her descent. When first using this ability, she takes damage as if the fall were 20 feet shorter than it actually is. The moondancerís ability to slow her fall (that is, to reduce the effective distance of the fall when next to a wall) improves with her moondancer level until at 20th level she can use a nearby wall to slow her descent and fall any distance without harm.
Wild Shape (Su): At 5th level, a moondancer gains the ability to turn herself into any Small or Medium animal and back again once per day. Her options for new forms include certain creatures with the animal type: The forms chosen must be of animals the moondancer is familiar with.
This ability functions like the polymorph spell, except as noted here. The effect lasts for 1 hour per moondancer level, or until she changes back. Changing form (to animal or back) is a standard action and doesnít provoke an attack of opportunity.
A moondancer loses her ability to speak while in animal form because she is limited to the sounds that a normal, untrained animal can make, but she can communicate normally with other animals of the same general grouping as her new form. (The normal sound a wild parrot makes is a squawk, so changing to this form does not permit speech.)
A moondancer can use this ability more times per day at 6th, 7th, 10th, 14th, and 18th level, as noted on Table: The Moondancer. In addition, she gains the ability to take the shape of a Large animal at 8th level, a Tiny animal at 11th level, and a Huge animal at 15th level.
The new formís Hit Dice canít exceed the characterís moondancer level.
At 12th level, a moondancer becomes able to use wild shape to change into a plant creature with the same size restrictions as for animal forms. (A moondancer canít use this ability to take the form of a plant that isnít a creature.)
At 16th level, a moondancer becomes able to use wild shape to change into a Small, Medium, or Large elemental (air, earth, fire, or water) once per day. These elemental forms are in addition to her normal wild shape usage. In addition to the normal effects of wild shape, the moondancer gains all the elementalís extraordinary, supernatural, and spell-like abilities. She also gains the elementalís feats for as long as she maintains the wild shape, but she retains her own creature type.
At 18th level, a moondancer becomes able to assume elemental form twice per day, and at 20th level she can do so three times per day. At 20th level, a moondancer may use this wild shape ability to change into a Huge elemental.
Improved Evasion (Ex): At 9th level, a moondancerís evasion ability improves. She still takes no damage on a successful Reflex saving throw against attacks, but henceforth she takes only half damage on a failed save. A helpless moondancer does not gain the benefit of improved evasion.
Impressive Moon Dance (Ex): At 11th level, a moondancerís bonuses to Dexterity and Charisma during a moon dance each increase to +6, and his morale bonus on Fortitude saves increases to +3.
A Thousand Faces (Su): At 13th level, a moondancer gains the ability to change her appearance at will, as if using the alter self spell, but only while in her normal form.
Timeless Body (Ex): Upon attaining 17th level, a moondancer no longer takes penalties to her ability scores for aging and cannot be magically aged. Any such penalties that she has already taken, however, remain in place. Bonuses still accrue, and the moondancer still dies of old age when her time is up.
Tireless Moon Dance (Ex): At 19th level and higher, a moondancer no longer becomes distracted at the end of his moon dance.
Spectacular Moon Dance (Ex): At 20th level, a moondancerís bonuses to Dexterity and Charisma during a moon dance each increase to +8, and his morale bonus on Fortitude saves increases to +4.
Last edited by ideasmith; 2015-06-28 at 05:14 PM. Reason: Replaced Table, Other Adjustments
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